Document ReferenceOs C 292
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison; 8 Jan. 1849
Date8 January 1849
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments that the new year has started smoothly and colony's finances are in order; states that merchants have invested in whaling; refers to trade developing between Australia and Van Diemen's Land and importance of timber trade; states that he has been experimenting with potash as result of Royal Horticultural Society paper; is sending copy of Launceston Enquirer and that newspaper has been opponent of his government because of Presbyterian religious stance; comments on events since his arrival; believes [Joseph] Hume may ask questions based on his letters; refers to payment of colony's debts; refers to setting up public works; states that he has altered system of education which was in hands of Church of England board and increased numbers educated; has applied to Lord Grey to set up college; believes he has introduced discipline to convict system and reformed land licence system; hopes to publish work in Royal Society journal; refers to question of judges; comments on household affairs including Christmas celebrations.
Termsocial life, Van Diemen's Land
domestic affairs
judicial system, colonial
colonial affairs, land
religions, Church of England
schools, religious
colonial affairs, convicts
press, attitudes towards
religions, Presbyterians
religions, Independents
taxation, customs duty
colonial affairs, finances
land, rights to

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA982Gladstone; William E. (1809-1898); P.M. 1868-74 1880-85 1886 1892-941809-1898
NA9874Hume; Joseph (1777-1855); Mr; Radical M.P.1777-1855
NA6636Grey; Henry G. (1802-1894); 3rd Earl Grey1802-1894
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA8726Hampton; John Stephen (c.1810-1869); Dr; comptroller-general of convicts to Van Dieman's Land 1846-55; governor of Western Australia 1862-68c.1810-1869
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
PL10127/Launceston/Van Diemen's Land
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